Monday, October 24, 2016

Xyron and Quick Quotes Day 1!


Welcome everyone, today is the first day of the partner inspiration and hop between Xyron and Quick Quotes and let me tell you that it is a wonderful combination!

Martha Lucia is here to share with you the new paper designs for this season and how I used them to create a non traditional Christmas card. Take a look at my project:


I was very excited to create this card because I got to use one of newest collections from Quick Quotes and the colors are simply amazing. The entire collection is called Winter Bliss and, as the name says it, it is a total bliss!

For this card I decided to use the Winter Bliss 101 for the base and the Winter Bliss 103 for the next layer. All the papers from this collection will be available very soon in the Quick Quotes Store!!!
  • The size of my card is 4-1/4"x11" with score in 5-1/2".
  • The second layer was created with Winter Bliss 101 and the size is 4"x5-1/4". I pasted this layer directly over the card base.
  • Then I cut a third layer using a Stitched Rectangle Die Cut. For this layer I used the Winter Bliss 103 and I pasted over the card using foam dimensional adhesive.

Now, I started the fun part: using the Xyron products in combination with our wonderful papers. Well, to create a great contrast of colors on my card, I decided to use a few scraps of 49 Shades of Gray 102 to cut two different die cuts.
  • The first is the sentiment Merry Christmas and I passed this through the Xyron 1.5 in Sticker Maker.
  • This is perfect for Ribbon, letters, buttons, small paper shapes and small embellishments.
  • I only needed to insert the die cut, pull and tear. Then rub, peel and stick!


I also cut a Winter House Scene using the same paper, the 49 Shades of Gray 102. Since this die cut is a little wide, I decided to use the 3 inches Sticker Maker. I have the Non-Refillable option that comes in a beautiful pink color and is very useful with die cuts and embellishments. Like the other sticker maker, you only need to insert the element that you want to paste, pull and tear. Then rub, peel and stick!


To finalize the card I pasted the die cuts over the turquoise panel and removed the excess of the adhesive using the Adhesive Erase Cube.


Quick Quotes Products Used:
Xyron Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Winter House Scene Die Cut by Gina Marie Designs
Merry Chirstmas Die Cut by Gina Marie Designs
Stitched Rectangle Die Cut by Gina Marie Designs

Thank you for stopping by and please come back tomorrow to see another amazing project created specially for this blog! See you soon!
~ Martha Lucia

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

All About the Mini Reserve with Alicia!

Good morning Quick Quotes readers, Alicia blogging today about the recent Quick Quotes Mini Reserve I recently attended in Toledo, OH.  What a fantastic weekend!  I had a blast.

I returned to the same venue with some of the same friends, it's becoming a tradition.  I also made new friends while learning some innovative techniques.  I was able to shop and supplement my current Quick Quotes stash.  The weekend was jam packed with projects and some playtime during the crop.

There were lots of prizes to be had... at the crop we played games with all these ribbons and some petroleum jelly but you will have to see that one for yourself! There were scrappy contest for both layouts and mini albums as well as a photography contest. Everyone left with prizes!

Here are some pictures of the goodies I acquired. The first one is the 20 page album and kit.  The second picture includes the bag and the projects from the second day including a couple of altered projects and more page kits.

The bottom left is the bonus pack, in my opinion a necessity.  For only $40 the pack includes some more page kits and extra papers for stretching out the leftover words and embellishments from the other kits to create many more pages.

The final photo is of all my winnings and goody bag contents.  I won a couple of extra altered kits for winning the layout contest and coming in second in the mini albums.

When I got back home I immediately used some of the pages to finish a vacation album.  I was so excited to have these beautiful pages ready to just fill with photos.  The details are awesome!

I love this layout and the best part is it came with optional titles!  I will be using the extras because I loved them all. The chipboard is so versatile by using Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking Inks you can change the color so easily.

I just love the chipboard accents in this page kit as well.  The ribbon balances the filigree perfectly.

I would highly recommend attending a Private Reserve or Mini Reserve near you!  

I learned some great techniques, made an album's worth of pages, and created some beautiful altered projects.  All of which I put to immediate use back at home. It was a productive, informative, creative and fun filled weekend I won't soon forget!

Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share about my experience!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October Club Q with Kathi

Hello, Kathi here to share a bit of inspiration using pieces from the October Club Q Kits. I created three projects, a mini book in a box, a 12 X 12 layout and a large tag.

All three projects

Mini-book in a box


 Theses are the pages of the mini book, the pages are attached to the box.

The second project is a 12 X 12 layout...

 The third project is a large tag,  I tried to use all of the materials within the kit. 

The pumpkins and gourds came from the dollar tree,  the flowers and the netting were from  Quick Quotes Private Reserve. 

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Quick Quotes Quotes from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by today, if you love working with Quick Quotes and would love to get paper and embellishments then Club Q is perfect for you. 

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Monday, October 17, 2016

October Club Q with Gabi

Hi everyone, Gabriela here today with a page using Club Q for this month with some help from my Xyron supplies.

I made this page a banner page because of the adorable twine included in this month's Club Q. I also attended a quilt show this past weekend and decided to "hang" some of my favorites from the show on the banner. I started by choosing my 3 favorite pictures from the show and then built the page around that idea.


 Check out the video below to see how to put this page together.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
October Club Q
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Mahogany

I hope you enjoyed the video and you're inspired to make a banner page of your own.

Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting!
~ Gabi
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Friday, October 14, 2016

Winter Bliss with Susie!

Hello and welcome! Susie hosting the blog today with a card featuring  the new Winter Bliss Collection from Quick Quotes!  The collection contains some really cool designs rendered in beautiful shades of pinks, blues, teals and whites.

To create today's baby girl card, I selected a few of the papers in pinks and white.

I also tried out a new technique using one of the Sentiments Quote Cards, which come printed in black on heavy weight white cardstock. I chose a pink foil to coordinate with the card colors...

...and ran the card and the foil through a heat laminator...

...and when I lifted the foil I was so tickled with the results - all pink and shiny! I will add that it was not a perfect transfer as some of the extremely fine lines did not pick up the pink foil, but it really  is a stunning effect!

I layered up the stripes and arrows papers, inking the edges with Pixie Pink Powderpuff Chalking Ink. I adhered the sentiment before finishing up with a double scallop element across the card.

You can see a short video clip of the reveal when I lifted off the foil HERE.

Quick Quotes Supplies:

Other supplies: Therm O Web Pink Melon Deco Foil, heat laminator, edge punch, cardstock.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Winter Bliss with Connie

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Winter Bliss Collection (soon to be released) from Quick Quotes.  If you love pinks, blues and teal color combinations, this is for you. Beautiful stripes make beautiful pages!

 Three different pattern papers were used in creating this page. I really love the pink stripes.

The title word is chipboard and was colored with PowderPuff Chalk Ink. I used Aqua to add color to the word.

To get the top strip cut on a slant, cut a 2" strip of pattern paper from corner to corner.  Ink and adhere to the top of the page.

Quick Quotes Products Used:Winter Bliss Collection (coming soon), W1101, W1100 and W1102
Die-cuts: Earth Wind Fire (coming soon)
PowderPuff Chalk inks: Aqua Pixie Pink and Midnight Confessions
Stickers, Buttons, Burlap Flower and Leaves.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Fall Time with Martha

Hello dear friends, it's Martha Lucia hosting the blog today.

I made this card using a mix of papers from different collections and I combined the with different stamp sets for the fall season. I also used PowderPuff Chalk Ink in two different colors to stamp my images because I love how it looks on my papers.

Take a look at my card:


I created this card using the Urban Oasis 100 paper as the base of the card and Chiffon 104 and Whistlin Dixie 108 for the embellishments. Making this was very simple:
  1. Cut the base of the card. The size is 4-1/4"x11"with a score in 5-1/2".
  2. Cut a decorated layer using the striped side of the Farmhouse 104. The size is 4"x5-1/2". This will be your second layer.
  3. Paste the second layer over the card base.
  4. Stamp the images from the stamp set Autumn using different colors of papers and the same color of PowderPuff Chalk Ink. I used Whistlin Dixie 104, Whistlin Dixie 108 and Chiffon 104 and Mahogany PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  5. Cut all the stamped images with scissors and arrange over the card.
  6. Paste the images using glue dots and dimensionals.
  7. Stamp the sentiment Fall Time using Evergreen PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Other Products Used:
  • Autumn Stamp Set by Hero Arts
  • Fall Time Planner Stamp Set by Joy Clair
  • Glue Dots and Dimensionals or Zapdots
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to create today!
~ Martha Lucia
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Live in the Moment with Rhonda

Greetings and welcome to the blog, it's Rhonda here today to share my project.

Our challenge this month is music inspiration and I played along a bit with that in my tag today. The papers here are Earth Wind Fire. I've stamped with some PowderPuff Chalk Ink and also inked some chipboard pieces as well.

I had a few die cut chipboard circles from a previous Club Q that I have inked here with Sunset, Sky Blue and Seafom to coordinate with my paper colors. On my tag layer, I stamped with Midnight Confessions some music notes and Seafoam for the lattice.

The sentiment here is a sticker from the Joy Ride collection as is the sticker stamp and scalloped border on bottom.  A few extras like cheesecloth and metal gems finished off the tag.

Quick Quotes Products:
October Club Q Pieces
Joy Ride Stickers
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Midnight ConfessionsSeabrook, Seafoam, Navy, Sky Blue and Sunset

Thanks so much for stopping on over to the blog today!
~ Rhonda

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Musical Inspiration with Kathi

Hello Quick Quote friends, Kathi here today to host the blog. I am going to share with you a double layout that was inspired by our monthly challenge for October. The monthly challenge is to be inspired by "music".

My layout is TH Mann and Co. My husbands family is from Bielfeld Germany. The home of the piano factory in which this beautiful piano was created in 1856. The factory was destroyed during WWII. The Steinway is now housed in what remained of the original factory. Five piano's got out of the country when they immigrated to America.

Our Family name on the front of the piano as well as engraved into the floor of the inside of the piano.

Double layout

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
 49 Shades of Grey - 100
 49 Shades of Grey - 101
 49 Shades of Grey - 102
 49 Shades of Grey - 104
 49 Shades of Grey - 105
 49 Shades of Grey - 500
 49 Shades of Grey - Chipboard Die Cuts
 49 Shades of Grey - Die Cut Stickers

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope that you are inspired to create with music in some way. Please join in with us at our challenge here.


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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Challenge 68 with Alicia

Happy Saturday, can you believe it's October already?  You know what that means right, a brand new Challenge!

First, we have the gift certificate winner and our top projects to announce from Friday Challenge 67 - "Stamps and Embellishments!" There were some absolutely beautiful entries. Thank you for playing along and sharing your inspiration with us!
We just love to see what you create!
Congratulations and Happy Shopping to our randomly selected 
$25 Gift Certificate winner*:

"Top Challenge Winners"

(They win a Top 3 Challenge Winner Badge to display on their blog.)


Congratulations to the Winners!!!

Please email Rhonda (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com 
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.
Hello Quick Quotes readers, I am so excited to be bringing you the October Challenge Inspired by a Song.  There are so many places you can go with this theme.  I created for you both a layout and a card. I hope they inspire you to play along this month! 

I love music and have lots of concert photos but I decided on a non musical photo.  I titled my page "Nashville Skyline" after a Bob Dylan album.  It works perfectly.  I snapped this photo as we cruised into Nashville one crisp February morning.  I electronically cut plenty of neat musical die cuts out of several different Quick Quotes papers to accent the photo.  I die cut a road sign for the mat to tie in the travel element.  To give the page that country chic Nashville look I added it all to a background sheet of Quick Quotes Farmhouse 104 paper.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
49 Shades of Grey 101
49 Shades of Grey 102
49 Shades of Grey 104
Farmhouse 101 paper
Farmhouse 104 paper
Farmhouse 105 paper
Urban Oasis 102 paper
Urban Oasis 105 paper
Earth,Wind & Fire 111 paper
Midnight Confessions - PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Other Products Used:
Creative Memories silver pen
Cricut Quarter Note, Cricut Alphabet, Creative Memories Travel, Indie Days, Storybook Tall Font

My second project is a card I made with a new stamp.  I just loved this quote from the song Drift Away by Dobie Gray and it works great with the Anchors Aweigh collection.

To dress it up a bit I added some tiny sequins with a drop of glass accents in the center.

Quick Quotes Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Technique Junkies Stamp - "Free my soul"
Sequins and Viva Glass Effects Sea Green in the center
Spellbinders Labels One Dies

Please join us for this month's challenge Inspired by Music (title, album, lyrics or even music patterns... you get the picture) and let us know the story behind your choice.

We can't wait to see what you create!


The Rules:
  • This month's challenge theme is "Music Inspired".  
  • Create a layout, card, tag or off the page project using music inspiration as part of your design - be creative!
  • You can create any kind of project, just follow the challenge criteria above.
  • Of course we would LOVE to see Quick Quotes products used on your project, but it's not a requirement to play. 
  • You may use any products to participate in the challenge. 
  • No back posting allowed, projects must be newly created for this challenge. 
  • One (1) entry per person, per challenge please.  

We can't wait to see what you create this month!
Challenge begins today and is open until 11:55 pm PST on 10/25.

The 'Top 3,' as chosen by our Design Team, will have bragging rights  with a 'Top 3 Fave' button to display on their own blogs.  Everyone who participates will be entered to win the prize for this challenge.
Prize = $25 gift certificate* to shop in The Quick Quotes Online Store!
Use the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post to link up your project!
  • Don't have a blog? You can also link to a photo in a gallery like Photobucket or
  • InLinkz will ask you for the direct link to your project, not just your blog address.
  • Click on your projects specific url and copy/paste it to link up. 

(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only. If you live outside the US and want to play, you are responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won. 
The $25 gift certificate excludes shipping costs.)

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